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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Kind Of...

    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I have good days and bad days. Today would be the latter. I really want to cut but cigarette burns are easier and less noticeable. I hate just laying here overthinking. Kill me.
    TheLonelyStoner95 TheLonelyStoner95 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I relapsed a couple days ago i didn't cut yesterday. I need to talk to my mom and dad and uncle about getting therapy and ending this crap for once and for all.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    (sorry about all the grammar and language mistakes, my english is not perfect but i'm trying to improve)   I wanted to tell you about my relationship with my brother...It was...
    Macaronz Macaronz 22-25, F Aug 19

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    okay so my computer has a virus, and I have software that doesnt let me on an **** sites. Its saying that EVERY story is somehow connected to ****... I can't read or comment on any...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To my ep friends due to unforeseen circumstances I am currently and have been for a while using my phone. As such it means I have been unable to look at any new pics that have been...
    Mauricen1 Mauricen1 31-35, M Jul 30

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    My mom used to smoke when she was pregnant with me but she stopped. Now 16 years later I found a lighter and a pack of cigarettes in her purse when I was looking for her car keys...
    Beatrice327 Beatrice327 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I lose weight. I gain weight. I completely restrict myself. I binge....but in a matter of weeks not days. I'm so hard on myself but I've been overweight forever!!!! Why can't I...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I try to pretend like I don't hate myself 90% of the time, but then I remember something I did...and then I remember, I do.
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My self esteem is non-existent. I feel so horrible about myself almost all the time. (I'm bipolar and I sometimes have an inflated self esteem during manic episodes) but other than...
    becxboo becxboo 16-17, F Aug 6

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    I always feel like I have to compare myself to other people. It gets under my skin all the time. It eats away at me everyday. It kills me and I have no remedy to get rid of it or...
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    every time I trust someone it blows up in my face. I trust fairly easily tho. plus I have such low self esteem I think I'm fat.... ugly.... a mistake..... hurt everyone I meet
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been having some thoughts about this for a few days now, which I might have partly reflected in comments I've made here and there, can't remember... What I've been thinking...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Everyone who is a little bit closer to me knows how low self esteem i have. It is unbelievable actually. There's no part on me that I'm satisfied with. I mean physically. And...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My self-esteem is like a rock. The higher you bring it up, the harder it comes down .-.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have discovered that this is my biggest flaw and challenge in life. Low self-esteem truly affects me and causes me both physical and mental distress that is unbearable much of...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Lack of confidence and low self esteem...I've had low self esteem and confidence as long as i can remember... I think i was born with it...I've never believed in myself and don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    The only reason I don't have confidence in myself anymore is because of a quote I believe is true, "Forget self-esteem, learn self-control." It is one of the many quotes I live by...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 12

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    Ive been battling self-conscious and low self esteem for sometime now.. Hav u ever experienced asking ur seatmate or friends for answers for exams or seatwork? And soon finds out...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have been thinking about receiving psychotherapy for months now regarding my emotional instability and attitudes toward myself and my environment. I constantly feel disconnected...
    pflz91 pflz91 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've been invited to apply for a very prestigious position at work and it would be a huge opportunity personally and professionally. The fact that my name is on an incredibly short...
    thelasttoknow thelasttoknow 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    My low self esteem affects my relationship with my bf in a negative way. I try not to show the fact that I have low confidence but he still gets upset at me for it. It also affects...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    This all started when I was in middle school because I had and still struggle with my weight because back in middle school I was pretty much overweight my entire life. In middle...
    Jordanbeautiful Jordanbeautiful 18-21, F Aug 18

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    So this is all probably tied together. I used to have serious problems with my self image. Like so bad I dropped from 200 to 160 lbs in two months one year by walking everywhere...
    shintoangel226 shintoangel226 26-30, T 1 day ago

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    If someone shot me, I would thank the person who pulled the trigger. If I got ran over, I would thank the person who was the driver. If I got pushed off a roof, I would thank the...
    xTorix xTorix 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    We all have problems, it's life. I suffer from depression. I have a miserable home life. Im sexually confused But I stay positive, because that's what a reall woman does. I am...
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have struggled with this for a long time, but it always comes and goes. Today i started thinking about how I don't make enough art. I do wish I made more, and I do feel that...
    purposebuilt purposebuilt 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have a guy friend who's willing to help me with my sexual needs. But I also my have my bestie to have fun with if we feel inclined to indulge in some girly fun. I love having...
    lacess lacess 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I think i would be great to have sex with a trans women. They are really gorgeous but also independent in a sense. I'm not gay but I definitely want to go for a transvestite woman...
    lolzmeplz lolzmeplz 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I would have been with you forever, with you I didn't need anybody else ... more importantly I didn't want anybody else, but finding out that you were unfaithful in our...
    qbanbb85 qbanbb85 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I want to have sex with woman while my boyfriend partipates however he wouldn't **** her or lick her. She would lick me while my boyfriend ***** me and I would return the favour to...
    Readingaddict Readingaddict 18-21, F Aug 9

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    How can someone ever love me if I don't like myself sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Honestly today feels like one of those bad days. Sometimes though I come to the...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I've been bullied since I was 11, kids at school would bully me & I would go home & just get bullied some more by my dad. It's like I could never escape it. He's the reason I have...
    neliza neliza 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    All my life, I've felt like I'm second-rate, that the people around me (friends, family) are more interesting, more intelligent, more attractive, funnier, stronger, kinder, and I'm...
    JHeit JHeit 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    I've been bullied ever since I've started school. I've either been too different, too fat or too ugly. Not only was I teased in school, I was also teased at home. I know now that...
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I don't need to live my life waiting or trying to be "good enough" because I am already "good enough" right now, right now I am perfect and I will always be perfect for me. -self...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I view myself as having low worth so I automatically think people are judging me as low in worth, weird, freakish, complex,?so much stuff. I wish I had more self confidence.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have had them since I was very young and I been hurt so many times. It's hard for me to trust almost anyone. So don't take it personal it's just the way that I am. The low self...
    wolfy14 wolfy14 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Or do i.??? Egomaniac ??? Narcissist??? Or victim??? Or broken??? Egomaniac with an inferiority complex??? Hmmm??? Foid for thought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    I think it was a combination of everything being picked on, marginalized, bullied relentlessly, sexual harassment,not saying anything for so long. feeling like no one accepted me...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I really have no worth in this world. All motivation has been completely destroyed. I am the laziest piece of garbage anyone will ever meet. I think I would be doing the world a...
    DifferentOutsider DifferentOutsider 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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    When people tell me I'm pretty and I don't agree with them its not because I like the attention or because I don't believe them, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For some...
    TheRouge TheRouge 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I've grown up being bullied because I was always overweight. I wasn't the perfect size, I didn't wear a boat load of makeup. I didn't wear the popular brand name clothing. every...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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